Dr Eleni Matechou

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Dr Eleni Matechou

I am a senior lecturer in Statistics at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS) of the University of Kent and a member of the Statistical Ecology @ Kent (SE@K) group and of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE).

My research interests are in the area of population ecology and in particular in modelling phenology of breeding and migrating wildlife populations and in developing new models for monitoring populations using environmental DNA methods. I am also interested in the applications of Bayesian methods, and more recently of Bayesian nonparametric methods, in ecology.

During 2011-2014 I was working at the University of Oxford as a Departmental Lecturer at the Department of Statistics and as a Stipendiary Lecturer at St Peters College.

My first post-doctoral job, during 2010-2011, was at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand where I was employed as a Research and Teaching Fellow.

My PhD, completed in 2010, was a joint project between the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany and the University of Kent.

I hold an MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine from the University of Southampton and a BSc in Statistics from Athens University of Economics and Business.


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